Triumph's Builds: Part 2

Discussion in 'Your Completed Kits' started by triumph, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. triumph

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    Airfix PBY-5A Catalina
    I went down memory lane and thought I would build the Airfix Catalina again (last one I built, was back in 67. I was 14). I don’t know why but I assumed that the kit might have been improved in the 40 odd years that have passed. Oh dear WRONG. :eek: It’s showing its age. No detail on Cockpit or blisters to help with framing and the cockpit glass did not fit fuselage anyway. Moulded parts not aligning very well. But now it’s done I’m smiling :) as although it has many faults regards the detailing it does look like a Catalina.
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  2. Lucky13

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    Magic! Love the old Cat myself....
     
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    I figured Lucky would like this one. Good job on a bad kit.
     
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    Another great job on a kit from an old, worn mould! And it is Duxford! BTW, hello and welcome - we appear to be form the same modelling era - the Old Farts Model Club!!
     
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    Excellent!
     
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    Great Cat!
     
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    I echo post above.
     
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    Nice "Cat"
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    not bad at all!:D
     
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    Like your model. Love your background. Really looks the part.
     
  12. ian lanc

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    bloody smashing cat'. I really really like how you have done the back ground.

    Do you use a grass board and i enlarged photo set on a board to give you this effect, it looks really nice
    and to tell you the truth i'm jealusssss
     
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    Yes great images, how do you get the perspective like that?
     
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    Play around in Photoshop or Corel Ii guess.
     
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    I reckon he has used green matting the sort of stuff used on railway scenes and has a large super imposed picture.

    We'll only find out if he answers.
     
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    Which I hope he does, would love to see more models...!
     
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    Holy cow! I thought you were showing us pictures of the real thing a first, then I noticed the "chunky" ladder. Great pictures! :shock:
     
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    Nice model Catalina, but the photography is particularly excellant; not just the use of background but the correct scaling and particularly the lighting. I also thought I was looking at a photo of the real thing at first.
     
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